A Roman Carnelian Intaglio of Nike, Roman Imperial Period, ca. 2nd century CE
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Beautifully carved from translucent carnelian, the goddess shown standing in left profile, holding a wreath aloft in one hand and a palm frond in the other.
Dimensions: Length: 1.6 cm (0.63 inch)
Condition: Chip to upper edge of the intaglio, otherwise intact.
Provenance: Private Massachusetts collection, acquired from the London trade in the late 1980s - early 1990s.